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Old 08-08-2019, 08:48 PM
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Dipping Pellets

I made the bold move to get away from a unhealthy seed mix for evening meal and now she is eating pellets. This has been about 3 weeks. But I am noticing that over time, she is dipping into the water bowl more and more after each pellet.

Does anyone else's conure do that? She didn't start out that way but now seems to dip into water with each bite.

I would have thought that for all of the supposed research into making these pellets that constant softening would not be needed.
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Old 08-08-2019, 08:58 PM
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Re: Dipping Pellets

My sunny does that too. I don't think it's anything to worry about

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Old 08-08-2019, 08:59 PM
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Re: Dipping Pellets

Completely normal. Everyone here dips their pellets
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:16 PM
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Re: Dipping Pellets

Pico doesn't dip.

Again I guess, odd bird out.
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Old 08-08-2019, 10:54 PM
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Re: Dipping Pellets

Fang the cockatiel dunks his pellets and he taught Val the budgie to do it as well so their water is pellet soup by lunchtime!
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Old 08-09-2019, 12:28 AM
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Re: Dipping Pellets

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Fang the cockatiel dunks his pellets and he taught Val the budgie to do it as well so their water is pellet soup by lunchtime!


Not at all surprised to see that HRH doesn't dip!
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Old 08-09-2019, 12:30 AM
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Re: Dipping Pellets

Ellie's water bowl is filled with every type of food consumed and needs to be changed at least three times a day.



Bertie doesn't dip...he's upper class...he doesn't even dunk his biscuits in his tea!
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Re: Dipping Pellets

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Fang the cockatiel dunks his pellets and he taught Val the budgie to do it as well so their water is pellet soup by lunchtime!


Not at all surprised to see that HRH doesn't dip!
You are quite correct, HRH Crown Princess Lilly Pilly does not deign to dunk. She’d rather have her servant (i.e. me) hold her bowl of nectar mix for her while she partakes and then she thoroughly enjoys flinging the excess all over me!
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Re: Dipping Pellets

Skittles doesn't dunk his, BUT, he does go for water directly after (or during) his eating.

As for your point about the research, while one would think that'd be addressed by now, you also have to consider that pellets are of a different texture than seeds and also if you happen to look at the back of the bags, it lists the 'moisture' content. Like with Harrisons, I've got bags that say the moisture content is 10% which is the max. They probably are not able to make them more moist without degrading the quality of the pellets or exposing them to contamination elements (molding etc).
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Old 08-09-2019, 01:53 AM
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Re: Dipping Pellets

Callum's my weird fid and not only dips his food, but he dips it while hanging upside down. I give him a perch to sit on and everything, but he still clings to the side of his cage, head down, and then dips his food.
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